Greetings friends! We hope that you are doing well!
The Communion offering for April is Native Americans. Native American Ministries is one of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference to be observed annually throughout the denomination with an offering. Native American Ministries Sunday is to focus the attention of United Methodists on the gifts and contributions of Native Americans to our society and to our church. Of the funds received in the offering, one half remains within each Annual Conference for the building and strengthening of Native American ministries in the Conference. The remaining one half is to be used by the General Board of Global Ministries to expand the work for Native Americans in target cities in the United States.
Jesus was a voice for many of the marginalized and those deemed hopeless, however; as Native Americans continue to thrive and overcome obstacles, it is the greater community that can say, "We stand with you." Through the United Methodist Native American Ministries Sunday offering, hope can continue. The Native American Seminary Scholarship recipient believes the Native American community can share its love of community and nature with the wider United Methodist Church family.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS!! Your contribution supports aspiring Native American pastors and enriches outreach in their communities. Thank you in advance for Supporting Native American Ministries with your generous gifts!
For those attending higher education the scholarship application is attached. It is due back by Sunday, May 23rd.
We are open on Saturday evenings at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am, we are now open for everyone who would like to attend. The updated guidelines will apply:
There are X's where you cannot sit and bulletins where you can sit.
Please remember to only sit with family members or those that you have arrived with.
We will invite everyone to join us for the Call To Worship, Unison Prayer, and the Closing hymn.
Things to remember when you arrive:
Enter through the parking lot entrance. Saturday will be open from 5:50-6:05 and Sunday will be 9:50-10:05.
Masks must be worn while inside the building. We have plenty of hand sanitizer if you would like to use it.
The elevator may be used by one family unit at a time. The only set of stairs open for use is the set right near the doors of the parking lot. Friendship Hall is closed off.
If you would like to fellowship with each other, you can do so in the parking lot. There is no fellowship time inside the building after worship, but feel free to give each other waves :)
We hope that you will join us for worship this weekend. Here are a few ways:
A call in number for both Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 10am: (844) 855-4444 Access code: 652434. This number is toll free, so feel free to call in.
You can also join us for worship via Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/umcmilltown/ (again you DO NOT have to have a Facebook account). If you would prefer, the service will be up on YouTube by 11am here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOziFm2WtgwKq0FWVph3r8w. Feel free to share the church services on your Facebook page or to tell other people about the services. This is a great time to promote the church because people are looking for things to watch/listen to.